Auf den Spuren der Habsburger

Alsace in the early modern period

Around 1500, Maximilian I attempts to achieve by means of government reforms a better unity among the different territories of the Hapsburgs, as well as to impose a standardized code of laws and new taxes against the opposition of the classes and cities. Although the administration is more efficient, the treasury remains empty. However, unity in the Hapsburg holdings brings danger from outside: the Turks against whom the Hapsburgs unite forces. On the other hand, for a long period during the time of the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation it is the question of faith which remains the central point of interest. The Hapsburgs lose some of their holdings of "anterior Austria" on the Upper Rhine. In the political and religious confusion of the Thirty Years' War they are forced to cede Breisach and Alsace to France.

[Translate to english:] So sieht es aus

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Idealbildnis von Heinrich "Jasomirgott", dem seit 1156 ersten Herzog von sterreich. (Glasfenster, Zisterzienserabtei Stift Heiligenkreuz, A-Heiligenkreuz)

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